One part of Wales that you might not have discovered yet is The Wales Coast Path. An 870 mile walking path around the whole coast of Wales. Starting in Chepstow, Monmouthshire and finishing at Queensferry, Flintshire. It is the longest continual coastal path around a country in the world.
They estimate that to walk the length of the path would take 2.5 weeks. But if like most of us you don’t have the time in your calendar to do this, there are plenty of sections, individual walks and places to visit along the 870 mile stretch. What you will discover along the path is surprising. There are 100 beaches along the path, 47 of which are Blue Flag. You will see the largest sandunes in Europe at Merthyr Mawr and the beach at Rhossili Bay in the Gower has been voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the World. Llandudno will introduce you to the town which inspired the tales of Alice In Wonderland and a golf course at Nefyn is said to be like teeing off on an aircraft carrier due to its position surrounded by sea. Blue Whales, dolphins, puffins and seals are all on the list of things you can see whilst ambling along the path.
To celebrate its 7th birthday, the Wales Coast Path has some new and exciting introductions and events to help further enhance the experience for those wanting to explore the route.
A new augmented reality app which will entertain and inform you as you walk along. Historic information of where you are, myths and legends, information on the flora and fauna, marine life, shipwrecks and fun facts are all included. For adults and children alike, this app will no doubt make your time on the Wales Coast Path more enjoyable and interesting. I am sure it will make you want to see more of it.
Alongside the app, Visit Wales are launching a walking festival from 4th – 19th May where there are over 40 guided walks taking place over 7 locations and 7 days. Combined with beach cleans and seaside foraging, there are lots of different things on offer catering to all ages and abilities. It’s also a great way to see parts of the path that you may not have considered visited beforehand.
To see what walks are on and to register to take part, please click here: Wales Coast Path Registration